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How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

Ignatia Webs

Choosing the best (smart)phone or tablet for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Let's say you want to explore mobile learning, these are some of your options. What can you opt for in a high-end phone, tablet or mobile device?

Peripheral Vision Turns Mobile Phone Cameras Into Watchdogs

Float Mobile Learning

New mobile learning apps could use immersive, panoramic footage taken with a mobile device''s camera. Industry News Mobile Apps Mobile Devices mobile device cameras Surround-See

What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning?

Ignatia Webs

Choosing the best phone for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Let's say you want to explore mobile learning, these are some of your options. What can you opt for in a high-end phone or mobile device?

How To mEnable Your eLearning

Upside Learning

With the advent of mobile devices, there is a natural desire in L&D folks to put (or even push) some of their organization's existing eLearning onto mobile devices (mobile phones, tablets, and everything in between) too. Related Posts: Designing eLearning For iPads (LT 2013 – Slide Deck) eLearning – Responsive & Responsible eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas Tablet Learning – Neither Mobile Learning Nor… Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads? The first question, possibly, is [.]

Computers aren’t so special anymore, but the kids may be better off: An introduction to mobile ‘appliance computing’ in Queensland schools

uLearning Blog

Several recent reports have shown that Australia has just about the highest uptake of smartphones and ‘mobile’ computers in the world. In Queensland, Optus reported that by October 2011, 55% of regional phone owners (traditionally a sector that lags behind in gadget adoption) had a smartphone ([link]. The second factor is the growth in availability of these devices in schools.

The Mobile Learner » Twitter + Mobile Phone: Incorporating Web Tools and Mobile Devices

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5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

Steve Vosloo

The 2016 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week kicked off on Monday with a webinar entitled Innovation and quality: Two sides of the same coin? The virtual event, held in partnership with Education Fast Forward, debated the extent to which mobile technology can strengthen the quality of education and facilitate learning. When the pedagogy is effective, so is the (mobile) learning.

Going Mobile: Transforming Metrix Group

Mobile Learning Edge

We have been working on individual professional development projects that have transformed our knowledge base in order to prepare for the increasing demand that we have from our clients for mobile learning projects. Developing Collective Intelligence with Mobile Technologies. Responsive Design for Multiple Mobile Device Form Factors. Mobile Application Management/Mobile Device Management. Learning Through Mobile Games. Blogging from Your Mobile Phone. Primer on Digital Learning. The Future of Learning.

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2 mLearning articles worth reading (including an interview in Education Week)

Steve Vosloo

The article, Mobile Devices Address Technology Equity in Africa , is well written and provides an overview of some of the interesting mobile learning projects in Africa. For a good roundup, also check out Mobile learning in developing countries in 2012: What’s Happening? Uncategorized africa mlearning mobile phonesI was recently interviewed by Education Week, the leading education newspaper in the USA. by Mike Trucano of the World Bank (follow @WBedutech ).

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. 1. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs.

Mobile Phone now Most Vital Device According to Pew

mLearning is Good

This article gives the results from a new Pew Research Poll that asks Americans which device they can’t live without. The predictions finally came true, the mobile phone is the device most Americans say they can’t live without. Most of us use our mobiles more often than any other piece of electronics that we own. The mobile device is the most personal device we own and it connects us to our many social networks (both traditional face to face through voice and our online social networks).

Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. These myths are holding back widespread adoption of mobile learning in the workplace. It’s just elearning on the phone. This is the most common misconception about mlearning which leads you to evaluate how to implement elearning on mobile devices. It is quite literally mobile everything.

Make your Joomla or Drupal learning envirnmont mobile for any mobile device and for free. YES

Ignatia Webs

Your learners/students ask you (after buying an amazing array of different mobile devices) if they can access the learning content through their mobile phones (yes, that is how these things happen, we all know it - that is how it happened in my institute as well). So ANY mobile will be recognized! Tags: mobile mobile learning CMS applications

A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

I love this tweet, because it epitomizes how most people view the mobile experience, often as the “light” version of the desktop: “It looks like you’re on a train. Would you like me to show you the insultingly simplified mobile site?” It turns out that mobile users wanted to do this much to Yelp’s surprise. Send to Kindle.

Converting a DVD from a windows pc onto a mobile device in 10 steps

Ignatia Webs

If you have a documentary or a movie you made on history that you can distribute on mobile devices, you can deliver it to your learners in advance of a field trip. During the last couple of months colleagues of mine (and family) have been asking to give them an easy way to rip and convert DVD movies to a format that works on their mobile device. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4.

Learning a Language on a Mobile Device

mLearnopedia Blog

Much of the recent activity in mobile learning has been in language training. "The idea of mobile learning is that it will allow students of all ages to access course materials through a mobile phone, maximizing time by providing learning on the go," said Michael Yu, New O. Just this week Nokia announced a large initiative in China to tap into English lessons, test-prep training, and other courses from New Oriental Education & Technology Group, a leading Chinese educational company.

Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons

Ignatia Webs

Imagine a future world where mobile learning is intuitive. His paper swooped me from one train of thought to another, adding new insights, challenging old ideas and reshuffling current mobile learning ''facts''. He starts off with a student showing his off the shelf hardware robot to his peers, while controlling the robot with his own adapted mobile device.

On mobiles for teacher development and edutainment: Interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa

Steve Vosloo

Below is an interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa on mobile learning in Africa. The interview has two parts: the first video is about how mobile learning can tackle the global teacher shortage and the impact of mobile learning on the education system. The second part is about the power of interactive and “edutaining” content via mobile devices, for example through the Yoza Cellphone Stories project. [I had  a cold so please excuse any nasal sounds!].

5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report [Slides]

mLearning Revolution

If you are a Learning Professional, who needs to convince stakeholders about the importance of mobile learning, one way is to bombard them with mobile statistics, and there’s no better source than the annual Internet Trends Report presented by Mary Meeker. The Mobile Revolution Momentum Continues. The lesson here is that we must begin mobilizing learning now!

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now. Understanding how mobile devices are different from conventional computers used for elearning and the different avenues they open up is a great starting point to build a business case for mlearning in your organization. Growing Mobile Workforce. Rise of Mobile Computing.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. Now, even though bandwidths have improved and devices have become more capable, mobile learning is still struggling to take off. So what ails mobile learning? Understanding Mobile. The term ‘mobile learning’ is its own biggest enemy.

The Mobile Internet Explosion In India

Upside Learning

Came across this really interesting presentation about the growth of mobile internet in India by Mashable here – Mostly Mobile: How the Internet Is Consumed in India [INFOGRAPHIC]. 71% of India’s population uses mobile phones – that is 858,370,000 individuals! 2. While there are so many mobile phones, internet penetration is still very low – as low as 8%. 3.

Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

Cell Phones in Learning

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS! Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES!

Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads)

Upside Learning

Given that the iPad is intended to be a mobile device it is easy to call any learning happening on it to be mlearning. Of late there have been some interesting conversations on the web discussing categorization of tablet learning. R J Jacquez questioned whether elearning on tablets was mobile learning or not. There’s no doubt the iPad has been a phenomenal success. He says.

Mobile Learning at TEDxLondon

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Geoff Stead presents mobile learning as a tool for empowerment at TEDxLondon – a TED event dedicated to shaking up education Original slides available on slideshare Presentations by the other (amazing!) co-presenters on the TEDxLondon site Transcript: I’d like to introduce you to a word. Mobile phones have become part of our lives. Discuss mobile learning with them.

From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

mLearning World

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes. ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Read the rest at: From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices! Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES!

The Importance of having a Singular Computing Experience for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Here’s a quote that resonated well with me, especially because of the many devices I own and the way they impact my daily life, and I completely agree that our relationship with technology becomes more and more promiscuous every day. And it’s not that the smartphone is any better or easier for getting things done, it’s just that it’s there, it’s on, so you’re going to do it on that device.”. via  Mobile First: How ESPN Delivers to the Best Available Screen – Forbes. You could just “send” it to your Tablet or mobile device and finish it after dinner.

Great free #book with 7 #mLearning scenario’s for adult education

Ignatia Webs

Today I found an interesting read (56 pages): a book on mobile learning covering some theoretical and practical considerations, but most interestingly: 7 mLearning scenario’s for adult education. mobile mLearning education booksThe book can be downloaded here [link] The book was written for the European supported Lifelong Learning strand.

#unesco_mlw Mike Sharples on #mLearning pedagogies

Ignatia Webs

Appropriate pedagogy and learning with mobile phones. He gave an overview of different learning models for mobile learning. We need to look at education that could not be done in traditional education before, that is the strength of learning with mobile devices. One important remark: the public empowerment potential of mobile devices is an incredible strong point for learning (formal and informal). For instance landscape learning with 3D models, mobile devices with augmented reality capacities. It is an iterative process.

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. Here’s the slide deck/video from that webinar: Tablets as part of mobile learning mix : although not the same as mobile phones, tablets are included in the study as part of mobile learning devices.

Mobile Device Supported Situated/Networked Learning | Mobile Learning

mLearning

Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile Device Supported Situated/Networked Learning 10 07 2006 Marg O’Connell, our department’s resident Educational Design guru, has just posted some of her fantastic thoughts on the use of mobile devices to facilitate and support situated and networked learning on her Educational Design blog.  learning device for $60. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette.

mLearning-World.com: Learning with Mobile Devices, Whats the Best Way?- From the eLearning Queen

mLearning World

skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Monday, September 18, 2006 Learning with Mobile Devices, Whats the Best Way?- While it is true that one of the key benefits of mobile learning is the convenience, perhaps the most overlooked aspect is cognitive receptivity. The mobile learning device (mp3 player, pda, video player, laptop, smartphone, etc.), can help the student capture content when he/she is at the highest level of cognitive receptivity. From mLearnopedia: April - June Hot List: Mobile L.

A Mobile Game World

Upside Learning

The second was the phenomenal incursion of mobile phones, it seems everyone carried one and many individuals were absorbed in its use through their commute. Things change somewhat with smart-phones contrasted with the feature phones and media players being used by commuters earlier. It just goes to show the ubiquity of mobile games and metaphors emanating from them.

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Mobile Learning: A 6th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

It has been over one year since I last provided a list of recent articles/blog posts that I have read that have helped to develop my thinking on the topic of to mobile learning.  Links to the other reading lists: Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: Another Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 3rd Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 4th Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List. Below is the 6th list in this series of lists.  edushifts mlearning mobilelearning

mLearning-World.com: Promote your mLearning Work

mLearning World

skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Monday, February 05, 2007 Promote your mLearning Work H as your organization developed a training program specifically to push to mobile devices such as mobile phones or iPods ? From mLearnopedia: April - June Hot List: Mobile L. learing+2.0 Training. iTunes 7.7

Language practice using mobile phones | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Language practice using mobile phones 1 09 2006 Ewan McIntosh highlights a post by Lynne from Tobermoryhs , where she relates “how her students have been practicing French speaking skills on their mobile phones, including a great game – how long can you spend speaking on the phone… in the foreign language&#. learning device for $60. Ubiquette. This Edu-Netbook *might* be the best yet.

Austrian University studies Augmented Reality on mobile devices

mLearning Blog

Daniel holds a Master in computer science and has been working on mobile augmented reality projects. One example was a tour through a campus in which users of a mobile phone could look through their mobile’s camera and actually see the buildings or rooms with certain tags on them. Another application was a museum tour in which a virtual cartoon guide would explain them certain items whenever they looked through their mobile. Tags: Mobile Learning Add new tag AR augmented reality austria research software See image).

Future trends in #mobile technology what can we expect in the next 5, 10, 15 years #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

He focuses on success stories from his projects with children around the world while using mobile devices. He speaks with such enthusiasm, that he sounds like a promotional movie for mobile learning created at Stanford. In the next 15 years, we will no longer have mobile phones, innovations evolve towards embedded technologies. for most human fields.

StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards | Mobile Learning

mLearning

Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards 28 06 2006 StudyCell, a company specialising in mobile-phone-based flashcards and formative assessment quizzes, today announced it has surpassed the 10,000 downloads mark. Their site, at [link] , allows students to download a number of free “flashcard&# games to their mobile phone, which will test them on subjects including several languages, mathematics, and even movie trivia.

Free #mobile research papers from #mLearn Qatar

Ignatia Webs

Free papers on mobile learning research are made available to all thanks to the mLearn Qatar organizing team. The paper on " mobile learning through indigenous languages: learning through a constructivist approach " written by Mmaki Jantjies and Mike Joy was a treat to read. This got me thinking about the lack of mobile OER again. on to the next bit of (mobile) content.